Lymphocytopenia

Last updated: Monday, 20, December, 2010
CausesAppropriate Tests

Review clinical findings, FBC, differential WCC, blood film.

See Table 4 Reference intervals for leucocyte differential counts

Acute stress

Bacterial infection

Early stage of viral infection

Carcinoma, especially adanced disease.

Irradiation

Drugs, especially

  • Corticosteroids
  • Cytotoxic drugs

HIV infection

Hodgkin's disease

Malnutrition/anorexia nervosa

Renal failure; acute and chronic.

SLE/RA

Cushing's syndrome; administration of corticosteroids

Sarcoidosis

Protein losing enteropathy